Guest post by Sarah Angliss, Therematrix and robot maker
If you’re in Brighton for Mini Maker Faire and wondering what to do when the show closes at 5pm, then come along to Play! The Brighton Maker Faire After-show party. It’s an evening of maker musicians who’ll be performing live with their glorious contraptions.
Thomas Truax is headlining, with his Hornicator – a mobile special effects unit made from a modded gramophone horn – and mother superior – a rhythm generator built from a bicycle wheel. There’s Nick Pynn, with the world’s only cocolele, Jane Bom-Bane with her beguiling mechanical hats and a playalong with Brighton’s mighty Sawchestra (who will be dishing out toy instruments on the night). I’ll be there with Spacedog, my own band of humans, theremins and robots including Clara 2.0, a the ‘polite’ robot thereminist, and Hugo, a roboticised vent doll, rescued from the attic of a dead magician.
When the Maker Faire team were looking for a soirée to end the day, I knew I wanted to put together something different to any laptop music night. So for one night only, the Brunswick will be brimming with mechanical curiosities – every one of them designed and built by some of the finest and most entertaining maker-musicians. Stay tuned for news of other makers who will be showcasing their homemade instruments during the evening. It should be a wonderful night.
Clara 2.0, photo Melita Dennett
The Brunswick Pub and Theatre is in Holland Road on the border of Brighton and Hove. It’s a short bus ride or a 20 minute-walk from the Dome, home of Maker Faire. There will be music running throughout the evening, in the dedicated music room right next to the bar. So come along, grab a drink, enjoy some delicious pub food, socialise with fellow Maker Faire participants and drop into the live entertainment.
N.B. This event is free to Maker Faire exhibitors and crew – do send an email to wearespacedog [at] gmail [dot] com to let us know you’re coming so we can keep an eye on numbers. Thanks!